Sunday, December 30, 2012


Before getting to the Gottatries, take a peek at this great video explaining safety in cosmetics.  It also has a nice list of the baddies with simple explanations.  It's so nice to have all of this in one place!

Here are some ideas for (literally) clean tooth care options (I was already planning on trying the Redmond's Earthpaste so was glad to see positive feedback for it - I have the wintergreen in my wishlist 'cart'):

Crispy potato wedges:

Poached pears with molasses [update: tried this and everyone liked it!]

Molasses Gingerbread:

New Year's Day recipe of black-eyed peas and sweet potato and greens patties:

Fermented cranberry sauce (fresh cranberries; pecans; 1/2 C apple juice; honey; whey; juice of an orange and  lemon; raisings):

Baked Pasta casserole (pasta, ricotta, tomato sauce, cheese):

Homemade Ricotta:

The chocolate/cheese 'frosting' here looks fantastic:

Cream cheese danish:

Crescent rolls:

Crockpot Molten Lava Cake [Youngest dd had mentioned a lava cake for her birthday - we may give this a try soon!]:

Bagels (these are chocolate chip but can be plain):


Interesting blog post:

Books to check out from the library:
How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons for info on biointensive mini-farming.  Our library has it checked in (for now!).

The Backyard Homestead.  I've had this checked out before but didn't give it a good read... Time to revisit it.  There is one for farm animals also.

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